Posts Tagged ‘NIT’

LUCK OF THE BEARISH

March 19, 2010

Ok, it’s a day or so after St. Pat’s Day and true I am not Irish but I feel BEARY lucky. It’s March, my birthday month, it’s almost Spring, It’s March Madness and there seems to be a kick in everyone’s step vs. this time last year. Not that the economy is fixed—far from it and bad news seems to make headlines everyday. I have decided enough already!! We need to get on with making things better—it’s a new normal and using that as a starting point, we are getting better!

We always have fun with St. Pat’s Day at Build-A-Bear Workshop—a cute shamrock bear, leprechaun and Irish dancing outfits abound. Just around the time of my birthday we launched our Easter and Spring merchandise that is the cutest I have ever seen and this weekend we bring back Alvin and add a stuffable Brittany along with her Single Ladies song. She is truly adorable and I love the song—it makes you want to sing and dance!

As many of my friends know, I am a college basketball fan and my favorite teams are local—The Wash Bears and the Saint Louis University Billikens. My husband and I have a great time going to the games, getting to know the parents and the players and watching good teamwork. Wash U men’s lost in the early rounds and it was a shock after being #1 for 2 years. Ladies are onto the semis this weekend in Bloomington, IL and the Billikens are in the CBI tourney and won their first game over Indiana State. Bills should have gotten a NIT bid having had such a good record but the team is young and there is time for them to mature.

Tonight I was getting a manicure and one of my friends was there with her daughter and her friend who I had not yet met. They were very excited BABW fans and boy did they make me smile. Adorable girls—11 and 12 and still love their stuffed animals. AS IT SHOULD BE!!

A new book is just being published that includes BABW—The Risk Takers http://www.risktakersbook.com/ Some of my favorite brand founders are inside as well as a fellow St. Louisan, David Steward of World Wide Technologies. BEARY cool for St. Louis.

Have a great weekend and good luck to all the teams in NCAA tournies especially the Lady Bears!

Hugs,
Maxine